Nikolai Koliadko is a graduate of the Gnesins State Music and Pedagogical Institute in Moscow and the Lithuanian State Conservatoire in Vilnius.
In 1979, he joined the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus as a conductor.
In 2013 the Francysk Skaryna Medal was conferred on him for professionalism and significant achievements in the development of culture.
Koliadko is a music director and conductor of numerous productions, including operas Un ballo in mascheraand Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, George Bizet’s Carmen, Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini, Andrey Bondarenko’s The Prince of Novograd; and ballets Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Serenade and The Sleeping Beauty, Cesare Pugni’s La Esmeralda, La Fille mal gardée by Louis Herold, Tristan and Isolde to Richard Wagner’s music, Adolphe Adam’s Giselle, ou les Wilis, Pas de Quatre by Cesare Pugni, Flower Festival in Genzano by Edvard Helsted.
His repertoire includes operas Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Tosca andMadama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor, and ballets Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Boléro by Maurice Ravel, Sergey Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet,Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky, Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Aram Khachaturian’s Spartacus, The Creation of the World by Andrey Petrov, La Bayadèreby Ludwig Minkus, etc.
Nikolai Koliadko, Associate Professor of the Orchestra Conducting Department, has taught students of the Belarusian State Academy of Music for over 30 years. Among his graduates one can find Oleg Lesun and Marina Tretyakova, conductors of the Belarusian State Musical Theatre, and Alexander Vysotsky, a conductor of the Iosif Zhinovich National Academic Folk Orchestra.
He has been on tour in Germany, Greece, Spain, China, Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan. As an invited conductor, he has worked with orchestras of Lithuania, China, Czech Republic, Japan, and Egypt.